2704, 2017

Lego Habitats

With the start of a new term comes the start of a new Science topic and Year 4 have already been learning about their new topic ‘Habitats’.  On Tuesday, after discussing the requirements of a habitat the children were […]

2703, 2017

Mummified Year 4!

Year 4 were given a step by step mummification lesson during History this week.  Within their learning, they have studied how the Egyptians removed the internal parts of a dead body, washed and cleaned the body […]

2203, 2017

Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations

Wow!  Mrs Betham has worked hard with the cast of last night’s show to produce an amusing and fun Junior Play. The children did so well remembering their lines, where they should be and what they should be doing.  […]

2203, 2017

Year 4 French Day

Madame Moran invited Year 4 along to her “pop up” Café and French Day today.  The children learned the French phrases to tell Madame Moran what they loved, liked and did not like.  She brought lots of […]

1303, 2017

Year 4 Think Tank Trip

There is so much to see and do at the Think Tank and we had an amazing day out.  There were exhibitions covering many of the topics that we have or we are currently looking […]

902, 2017

Year 4 – Best Science Lesson Ever!

“The Best Science Lesson Ever!”

(Year 4 pupil quote)

Last week we had a very special science lesson thanks to Mrs EF’s father-in-law.  He was able to collect some very interesting specimen for the children to dissect.  […]

902, 2017

Year 4 Forest School

Year 4 Forest School

Year 4 have been enjoying their Forest School.  This week they’ve been busy using tarpaulins to make some great outdoor shelters.  They have learned how to tie a reef knot and a […]

612, 2016

Year 4 Trip to Marchington Woodlands

Year 4 endured a cold and misty walk today up to Marchington Woodlands Church, linking this trip with their work in Geography and History.  The children were tasked with looking out for historic clues connecting Smallwood Manor to […]

2511, 2016

Year 4 Science update

Year 4H have enjoyed science today, using lots of different methods to separate solids from the liquids.  What a mess!  After a little tidying up and drying off, they have done some writing up of their experiments.


1011, 2016

National Memorial Arboretum Visit

Year 4 Trip to The National Memorial Arboretum – 8th November 2016

We had an unforgettable trip today to the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas.   Our day started with a special service in the Millennium Chapel. […]

711, 2016

Year 4 Science

Wow, what a great science experiment the children had to plan and perform today! Continuing their work with temperature, the challenge was for the children to plan an experiment to try to cool down a […]

711, 2016

Year 4 History

Further into our investigations into the history of Smallwood Manor, we have been looking at the Honours Board in the Library.  We were lucky enough to have a visit from Mrs Edmunds who spoke to […]

1609, 2016

Year 3 and 4 Buddies In The Cedars

Year 3 & 4 have been meeting in the Cedars for a number of valuable buddy sessions. We started with a fun game, pretending to be either an egg,  a chicken, a dinosaur, a prince […]

1109, 2016

Fantastic First Week for Year Four

We’ve had a great time this week. Our sessions have largely focused on team building and transition activities. We have laid some firm foundations for our academic year. Hopefully this week we have […]

1406, 2016

Happy Soggy Hike

Year 4 are intrepid explorers, today we walked through the very pretty countryside that surrounds the Smallwood Manor Estate. We hiked through dark tunnels, climbed hills and hid in grass meadows. It was a […]

1703, 2016

House Music Competition

Thank you to Mrs O’Brien for organizing this year’s house music competition and for Mr Parren-Smith for visiting us to judge our winners. Congratulations goes to Oaks for winning the house cup and for our […]

1703, 2016

Main Prep Easter Egg Hunt

1603, 2016

Behind the Scenes of The Selfish Giant

What a fabulous Junior Play! Thought that you’d like to see behind the scenes…

1303, 2016

Easter Egg Hunt

A massive THANK YOU to the Friends of Smallwood (DCPS) for organizing the Easter Egg Hunt last Thursday. The children had a fabulous time.

402, 2016

Mike Payton Storyteller Visit

We were drawn in to different lands through the magical stories told by Mike on Monday.

Year 4 really engaged with their story called Shingebis. Shingebis was the hero of the story, she faced many challenges […]